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Name: Mamelles Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Les Mamelles Light

Also known as: Cap Vert Light

Nearest Town or City:
Dakar, , Senegal

Location: On one of two rounded hills called Les Mamelles, about 5.5 miles NW of Dakar.

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Photo: Cheri L. Inverso
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This light is said to be the most powerful in Africa.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 394

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, visible for 31 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White round tower on a house.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1864

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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